OLIVER WHETTON is a 15-year-old with a big dream to be a vet.
The Winston Hills resident will be taking part in his sixth Future Vet Kids Camp in January and has been invited to be the 2022 Ambassador.
He was nine years old when he took part in his first camp.
“I enrolled because I love animals and want to be a vet,” OLIVER said. He is the proud owner of spotted python – Bindi; Chickens Blu, Millie, Misty, Luna and Cinnamon plus parrots Zazu, Zara and Peanut. Not surprisingly he wants to be an avian and exotics vet. “I love birds, reptiles and other exotics,” he said.
He says the Future Vet Kids Camp gives him the opportunity to visit animal hospitals, zoos and rehabilitation facilities to find out how they care for the animals and the skills he has learned have helped him when caring for his injured chickens.
“The camp inspired me to become a vet even more than before. I am very excited to become a Future Vet Kids Camp Ambassador. I want to encourage people and kids to take proper care of their pets and to raise awareness for wildlife conservation.”
Future Vet Kids Camp will be running from January 10th to 14th and January 17th to 21st at Waverley College in Waverley. A Virtual Online Camp will run concurrently to the HQ Sydney Camp with the ability for kids to join the classroom virtually and participate with questions in real time.
The 5-day school holiday program is designed by veterinarians and run by vet twins Drs Audrey and Alison Shen from the Bondi Vet TV show and Aussie Mobile Vet. It caters to kids aged 9 to 16 years and encourages responsible pet ownership, the profession of veterinary medicine and a love and appreciation of all animals and their habitats.
Campers learn about different animal-related professions, genetic diseases, pet nutrition, exotic animals, surgery, animal rescue and wildlife conservation. Register your interest at futurevetkidscamp.com